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Panel warms to allowing nurse practitioners more leeway

Mai Kung of the Florida Coalition of APNs, left, Stan Whittaker, chair of FLANP and Susan Lynch of the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners, listen as Tamara Demko of TaxWatch speaks about scope of practice. Photo by James Call.

If discussion at a Friday morning committee meeting is any indication, then the stage is being set for a bruising three-way debate about the scope of practice for nurse practitioners.

Proponents of granting advance practice nurses more legal authority Friday cited academic studies, professional reports and personal stories during a 3 1/2-hour meeting of the House Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation

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